Pensione - Melbourne

ex. Explorers Inn - Melbourne

16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000  show map
 3 stars
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Pensione - Melbourne

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

Editorial review:

Pensione Hotel Melbourne offers super small rooms, but what you don’t get in size is more than made up for in style, room extras and great rates. This recent refurbishing and rebranding is a welcome plus to the Melbourne hotel scene.

Overview

The 3-star Pensione boasts convenient location not far from Melbourne Aquarium, MCG Melbourne and Old Melbourne Gaol. With accents of traditional architecture, the hotel was built in 2008 and renovated in 2012.

The hotel is set 700 meters away from Flagstaff Gardens, Etihad Stadium and St. Francis Church. This unique property is about 4 km away from the center of Melbourne.

A mall, boutiques and fairgrounds are within easy reach of the hotel.

The nearest metro station is 950 meters away. Essendon airport lies within about 20 minutes' drive.

Rooms

This property offers 114 comfortable guestrooms complete with a refrigerator, satellite TV, individual climate control, Wi-Fi and a writing desk. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with a hairdryer, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A delicious breakfast is served every morning. Guests can unwind in the Lounge bar with a favourite drink. The venue is set next to a train station and just 100 meters from RAB (Railway Administrative Building) and Bertha Brown.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of AUD 11 per person per night. 

Services

Aside from an elevator, a baggage storage and a designated smoking area, guests can make use of housekeeping, 24-hour reception and dry cleaning.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include a fitness center and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at AUD 5 per hour.

Wireless internet is available in public areas at AUD 5.50 per day.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) at AUD 25 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   114.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sun terrace
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of AUD 15 per person per night in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Pensione - Melbourne Melbourne location
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Hotel Address:

16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

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City Center
  • Melbourne
    2.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Southern Cross Station
    2000 ft
Underground stations
  • Flagstaff Station
    3300 ft
Restaurants
  • Bertha Brown (cuisine: Australian)
    200 ft
  • Mama Wong's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    114

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 185 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
    Pensione photos Room
    Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 185 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Pensione - Melbourne Melbourne location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Melbourne
        2.4 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Southern Cross Station
        2000 ft
      Underground stations
      • Flagstaff Station
        3300 ft
      Restaurants
      • Bertha Brown (cuisine: Australian)
        200 ft
      • Mama Wong's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian)
        200 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        114

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbournePensione

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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      Pensione Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • Crown Casino - 1400 ft
      • Southbank Promenade - 2700 ft

      Places of interest

      Train stations

      Convention centers

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Eureka Tower - 2700 ft

      Parks

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      Underground stations

      Local attractions

      • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc. - 1.0 mi
        22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
      • Wonderland Fun Park - 1.2 mi
        120 Pearl River Rd, Melbourne
      • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - 1.4 mi
        Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
      • Parliament House of Victoria - 1.2 mi
        Spring Street, Melbourne
      • King's Domain Gardens - 1.3 mi
        Between St. Kilda and Domain Rds., Melbourne

      Near the hotel

      • Melbourne Aquarium - 900 ft
        Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne
      • Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story - 1200 ft
        2A Clarendon Street, Melbourne
      • Immigration Museum - 1700 ft
        Corner of Flinders and William Streets, Melbourne
      • Australian Centre for the Moving Image - 2500 ft
        Flinders Street, Melbourne
      • Victoria Police Museum - 800 ft
        World Trade Centre, Melbourne
      • St. Augustine Church - 1400 ft
        631 Bourke Street, Melbourne
      • Galactic Circus - 1800 ft
        Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne

      Restaurants nearby

      • Bertha Brown - 200 ft

        Address: 562 Flinders st
        Phone: +61 3 9629 1207

        66% likes this, based on 30 reviews
        Cuisine: Australian

      • Grains, Melbourne - 300 ft

        Address: 571 Flinders Lane,

        83% likes this, based on 15 reviews
        Cuisine: Australian

      • Il Sole - 500 ft

        Address: LaTrobe and Spencer

        63% likes this, based on 41 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Italian, Australian, Lebanese

      • Mama Wong's Kitchen - 200 ft

        Address: Shop 2 76-78 Flinders Street
        Phone: (03)9654 5386.

        73% likes this, based on 23 reviews
        Cuisine: Asian

      • RAB (Railway Administrative Building) - 300 ft

        Address: 33 Spencer Street
        Phone: 61 3 9611 4682

        70% likes this, based on 38 reviews
        Cuisine: Mediterranean

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        114

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      Pensione Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Pensione

      Average guest rating

      7.4out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 265 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Single
        9.6

        The bed was very comfortable unlike most hotels with hard beds. A good night sleep, clean, friendly staff and close to all city amenities.

      • Couple
        6.2

        we stayed in the petite double room, and I never would have chosen it if I had any idea just how small this room was.This style of room is really only suitable for one person. The advertising of this room made it sound small but charming, the reality was extremely cramped, we did not even have room for 2 suitcases, I would not choose this again.

      • Couple
        9.6

        Loved the location and bar and coffee shop attached

      • Single
        7.0

        decor

        bathrooms far too small and dangerous in my view

      • Single
        5.8

        The hotel is in a very handy position to the city.

        The narrow size of the bed was incredible.I slept on the floor having twice rolled off the bed hitting my head on the sideboard. The room was incredibly small but the noise from some singing and yelling drunks in a nearby hotel was equally incredible.I did not sleep well.

      • Group of friends
        7.8

        Our check in and out was extremely quick & the location was excellent

        The shower was a bit tricky in that it has no screen and after a shower the whole bathroom was soaking wet

      • Single
        8.2

        Close to Docklands. Goood staff

        Hit my head on bench above bed

      • Older travelers
        5.8

        Location was good. Staff helpful; bar in evening, no evening restaurant but breakfast cafe.

        Petite Double Room was tiny but had all facilities, i.e. TV, ensuite, tea making, air con. Ok for couple of days but no longer as couldn't swing a cat.

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        Loved the beds they were very comfortable indeed and loved the pillows too. I travel around the world & its rare to find comfort for sleeping like this!!

        The toilet & shower was not big enough to swing a cat in ( not that you would do that !!) BUT I imagine if I was a big lady it would be very difficult. Also the basin is sooo small I splashed water everywhere when I tried to wash my face & brush my teeth!

      • Group of friends
        8.8

        We loved the location and the design and decorating of the hotel and rooms, it was very modern.

        We felt the bathroom was a bit small and a bit uncomfortable that there was no shower curtain and that the bathroom door did not close fully.

      • Family with children
        5.8

        nice renovated room

        The room was too small and the room layout is bad (door opens in the wrong direction, there is no possibility to hang on jackets, towels etc.). For the reduced price of 155$ dollars it was all right, but I wouldn't pay the regular price for it.

      • Couple
        8.2

        room was good neat and clean...

        not happy with the size of bathrooms...

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        I liked it's close proximity to the Southern Cross Station and also being able to use our room earlier than the advertised 2pm

        The shower was a little squeezy

      • Couple
        6.6

        The staff were great and the hotel is close to everything.

        The rooms are quite small.

      • Single
        8.8

        THe Room waws fantastic, excellent location.

        In the Cafe blonging to the Hotel where, The Breakfast that I paid $16 for & then waited 3/4 of an hour for it to arrive lukewarm. When I asked for another cup of coffee to go with my b'fast the girl serving who didn't seem to want to be there told me that the machine was turned off & that they were closed. I then turned around 2 mins later to find her pouring a full pot of coffee down the sink.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Pensione - Melbourne Melbourne location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Melbourne
        2.4 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Southern Cross Station
        2000 ft
      Underground stations
      • Flagstaff Station
        3300 ft
      Restaurants
      • Bertha Brown (cuisine: Australian)
        200 ft
      • Mama Wong's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian)
        200 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        114

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbournePensione

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

      Use Badge